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NASA announces plans to develop second Moon lander, alongside SpaceX’s Starship

The Verge

Today, NASA announced plans to develop a second human lunar lander for its Artemis program, the agency’s major spaceflight initiative to send humans back to the Moon. But the agency ultimately chose one, primarily due to budget constraints. For the year 2021, NASA had requested $3.4 I promised competition, so here it is.”.

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Space nuclear power is nearing critical mass as the final frontier’s next frontier


Back in 2004, NASA laid out a plan to put a small-scale reactor on a probe that would have studied Jupiter and its moons — but the mission was canceled the following year, due to technical challenges as well as budget limitations. The program’s goal is to put a 10-kilowatt demonstration reactor on the lunar surface by as soon as 2027.

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